A bill that would have hindered the legalization of cannabis and other substances without the approval of two-thirds of the state’s legislature was rejected in Idaho last week. The proposed amendment, which had already been cleared in the Senate, did not attain the 47 votes it needed to be approved in the House. If it had attained the two-thirds majority needed, voters in the state would have had the chance to vote on it next year. During the two-hour debate held before voting, legislators in the House, a majority of whom are Republicans, disagreed on two themes: the damage cannabis could cause, particularly in young individuals who overindulge recreationally, and they help the drug could offer to those living in constant pain. The vote saw liberal and conservative members of the chamber teaming up to outvote the initiative, which ended with every Democratic member in the chamber not supporting the initiative.
CannabisNewsWire, 04/22/2021 16:20:00